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Right away I need to make a major correction from one of my recent columns. Lauren McKenzie Melton is Mrs. SPENCER Bennett not Scott. So sorry for the error.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of Robbie Geneva West Rogers, a 1961 graduate of Auburn High School. She was currently living in Kentucky.

We are saddened to learn of the death of  Patsy Fults who passed away Wednesday. Our sympathy to her family and friends.

Fall break was a busy week for lots of folks. A lot of traveling. No news last week due to our being away.

Disney World was a popular place with families of young children. Derrick and C. J. Hughes treated their girls, Kiley and Lily, to a fun time at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom where they got to meet several of the Disney characters and even got to play some of the parts of the plays and I believe Kiley is a good actress from the plays she been in here at the Cannon Co. Arts Center. They also enjoyed a boat ride on the ocean at Clearwater Beach, Fl.

The Crooks, Jason and Melinda, treated their daughter, Lily to a trip to Disney World.

Another set of Crooks, Chris, Emily, Caitlyn and Emma Claire enjoyed a cruise.

Cheyrel and Doug Pursell spent all the time they could on fall break in Spring Hill. Could it be because of their first grandchild?_ Little Annalee Min Pursell made her way into this world Sunday, October 14th at 9:13 p.m. weighing in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. She was 21¼" in length. Her proud parents are Jacob and Annette. Congratulations

It was off to Hilton Head, SC for Joyce and Brad Leach, Betty Thomas, and Stefanie, Samantha and Madison Gaither. While there they took a little trip to Savanna, GA to enjoy the sites and sounds there.

Terry and Patrick Thomas enjoyed a weekend with the Francises, Bobby and Brenda trail riding the beautiful hills of north Tennessee.

Wednesday of fall break was a day to take in Tennessee Tech for the Reed family as Janna made her decision to further her education following high school graduation this spring. They all like what they saw.

Friday, Tim, DeAnna, Janna, Alayna and Adrianna took as their guests, Shelby Mulloy and Case Isenhart, to Fall Creek Falls where they enjoyed a lot of hiking and checking out nature trails.

We made our annual trek to Gatlinburg with Ruth and Marvin Davenport and Robbie Owen. This year we took a long way around in order to ride by the Ocoee River and take in Fields of the Wood in Murphy, NC. It was then up the Tennessee side to the mountains. We enjoyed touring the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Community, Country Tonite show, and eating a 6-scoop banana split at Mel's Diner. Leaving out Thursday morning, we crossed over the mountain to eat lunch at Maggie Valley Restaurant and came down the North Carolina side and back up to Oren Wooden Apple Barn where we topped our trip off with a fried apple pie and ice cream.

Ruth and Marvin enjoyed Friday night when granddaughter, Kelsy Davenport, came up from Auburn University bringing some friends to enjoy a camp fire. The following day they were off to Nashville where they attended the Vanderbilt-Auburn football game and although the game wasn't to their liking, they did have fun at the camp fire.

Saturday was the annual trip to Bell Buckle for the Arts and Crafts Show. Karen Stinnett of Brush Creek, Diane McAllister, DeAnna, Janna and I made this annual trip enjoying the beautiful weather and drive (as well as the food.) We ran into Paige Tenpenny and her grandmoter.

Lake Winnie was a day full of fun for Ralph, Sandy, Dillon and Jessica Jackson, Melissa Melton, Misty Mingle and Destiny Melton and Ray Ray Keene.

David and Brenda Dodd hosted their annual Halloween party Saturday the 20th with lots of good food, bonfire, games and a very interesting hayride. Those enjoying the evening were Magaline Davenport, Bridgette Dodd and Keely Brandon, John, Britany, Leighanne, Caitlin and JonMathew Dodd, Stephen, Regina, Dale and Rilley Mayo, Javier, Pam and Austin Duggin, David, Samantha and Madison Gaither, Red and Shirley Young, Luschin and Lavada Harnish, Lynn and Catie Adams, Billy Motlow, Brandon Wheeler, Nancy Haley, Hunter Sandlin, Jackee, CiCi and Ruby Lafever, Rex and Linda Lafever, Ray and Mary Murphy, Harmon and Robin Yokley, Asha Yokley, Jacob, Ashley and Noah Barnes, Kaylee Smith, Hunter Brown, Alan, Allana and Kelsea Barnes, Betty Gaither, Scott, Wendy, Hunter and Morgan Eidson, Bobbie Hillis, Randy Taylor, Matt and Cindy Nipper, Tim, Beth and Will Cooper, Steve Corkran, Sam Finley, Johnny Hickey, Mary and Kelsey Logan, Brandon Campbell, Travis, Katie, James and Carter Hancock, Billy, Amy and Alex Theman, Sam, Cindy, Kirstin and Dixie Garrison, Diana Jenkins, Frankie Hill and Travis Hill.

It was a Cracker Barrel birthday Wednesday for Wilma Harris being treated by Ruth Davenport, Robbie Owen and Betty Thomas.

It's fall and basketball time. The Lady Knights and Knights opened up their season Monday night by competing in the Best of the West Tournament held at DeKalb West. Both teams brought home big wins against New Middleton Elementary. Congratulations and good luck in the upcoming games.

Due to being gone last week, I have belated birthday wises for Donna Gunter on the 24th followed by Betsy Leach on the 25th. Lynne Jackson's was the 26th and Paul Saddler's the 27th. Kathy O'Neal had one the 28th and Joyce Coe had hers the 29th. Sylvia Stewart added a year on the 30th..

On October 26th Kent and Alice Armstrong celebrated their 55th year together. Happy belated anniversary. Ed and Kathryn Faille had an anniversary the 28th.

Now for upcoming wishes. Happy Halloween birthday to Debbie Cheatham and Hallean Tate. Ruth Davenport opens up the month of November when she celebrates her 78th. Helen Pruitt has her day the 2nd. Rita Davis, Mark Duggin, Ricky Scott, and Sheila Williams get to celebrate the 5th with Anna Faye Leach finishing up the week's wishes on the 6th with her 10th. Happy birthday you all.

Ricky and Teresa Scott were married November 5, 1983. Happy anniversary.

 Have a safe and fun Halloween.

If you have news for this column, please e-mail me at, or call 464-4310 and leave a message if no answer.


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